Boingsetta is an ice plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 introduced in the 8.5.1 update. When planted, she deals heavy damage (1000 damage per shot) to all obstacles such as octopi and tombstones. She also bounces all zombies back (approximately 1.2 tiles) and chills them (for 5 seconds), similar to a boosted Spring Bean. After initially being planted, she will only affect obstacles and zombies in her lane, needing time (25 seconds) to recharge between attacks. If there are no targets in her lane, Boingsetta will not attack.
She is based on a poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), the plant species of the diverse spurge family native to Central America and widely used in floral Christmas displays.
Her name is a portmanteau of "boing" which refers to her ability to knock back zombies, and "poinsettia", the plant she's based on.
SUN COST: 150
ARMING TIME: 25
Grid Item Damage: 1000
Boingsettas slam the ground in a "boing" that heavily damages grid items, bounces zombies back and chills them.
Usage: heavily damages octopuses, surfboards & gravestones
Usage: destroys chickens & weasels
Special: affects whole board on planting, single lane afterward
Boingsetta's a springy plant whose positive outlook is infectiously delightful! The chilling effect is merely a secondary consequence.
Plant Food effect
When given Plant Food, Boingsetta deals 10000 DPS to all obstacles and 50 DPS to all zombies on screen, as well as knocking all zombies back approximately 2 tiles and chilling them for 10 seconds in a manner similar to when she is first planted. Her Plant Food effect does not reset her time between attacks.
When boosted by Winter-mint, Boingsetta deals an additional 10000 DPS to grid items, and her Plant Food effect deals an additional 30000 DPS to grid items as well as an additional 195 DPS to zombies. Additionally, her knockback is increased to approximately 2 tiles whilst her Plant Food effect's knockback is increased to approximately 2.7 tiles. Finally, Boingsetta's time between attacks is reduced to 18 seconds, her chill duration is increased by 11 seconds, and her plant food chill duration is increased by 15 seconds.
|Sun Cost||Recharge||Starting Recharge||Toughness||Arming Time||Damage||Chill Duration||Special (Knockback)|
|Normal*||Plant Food||Normal||Plant Food||Normal||Plant Food|
|1||0||0||150||30 seconds||10 seconds||300 dps||25 seconds||1000 dps||10000 dps||50 dps||5 seconds||10 seconds||Normal||Normal|
|2||50||29 seconds||9 seconds||24 seconds||2000 dps||12000 dps||65 dps||6 seconds||+6.7%||+4%|
|3||100||28 seconds||8 seconds||400 dps||14000 dps||90 dps||7 seconds||11 seconds||+13.3%||+8%|
|4||200||125||27 seconds||23 seconds||4000 dps||16000 dps||105 dps||+20%||+12%|
|5||300||26 seconds||7 seconds||500 dps||22 seconds||18000 dps||120 dps||8 seconds||12 seconds||+26.7%||+16%|
|6||400||25 seconds||21 seconds||6000 dps||20000 dps||135 dps||+33.3%||+20%|
|7||500||100||24 seconds||6 seconds||600 dps||20 seconds||22000 dps||150 dps||9 seconds||13 seconds||+40%||+24%|
|8||600||23 seconds||19 seconds||8000 dps||25000 dps||165 dps||+46.7%||+28%|
|9||800||22 seconds||900 dps||27000 dps||180 dps||10 seconds||14 seconds||+53.3%||+32%|
|10||1,000||20 seconds||5 seconds||18 seconds||10000 dps||30000 dps||195 dps||11 seconds||15 seconds||+66.7%||+40%|
*Damage done to grid items.
Boingsetta is incredibly powerful in a variety of scenarios and worlds. Just as you plant her, she is capable of destroying all obstacles, which can be very useful in hazard-filled worlds like Dark Ages, Ancient Egypt or Frostbite Caves. After she has been planted, her knockback and chill attack can be very helpful at stalling massive zombie quantities, However this attack is only in her lane and not constant, so it is a good idea to bring other offensive plants.
Boingsetta is especially useful in Big Wave Beach, world of the infamous Octo Zombie. Thanks to her amazing capabilities for destroying obstacles, octopi launched by him can easily be nullified, surfboards placed on the lawn are destroyed, therefore making the world a lot easier. However, players have to strategize and use her carefully due to slow recharge she has.
Similarly to Spring Bean, Boingsetta's knockback sends zombies into the water in Pirate Seas. Unlike Reinforce-mint, her knockback ability does not make the zombies airborne, so she cannot be used with Blover, but can be used with Draftodil.
- All kinds of tombstones
- Barrels from Barrel Roller Zombies
- Zombie Parrots
- Zombie Chickens
- Ice Weasels
- Frozen blocks
- Bugs from Bug Zombies
- Arcade machines
- Octopi from Octo Zombies
- The stones and stone slabs from Zombie Medusas
- The caduceus from Healer Zombies
- ▲ Boingsetta has a stronger knockback.
PopCap's note: This improves the plant and makes it effective against more powerful/larger zombies.
Plants vs. Zombies Wiki has a gallery for Boingsetta.
- In Spanish, Boingsetta is referred as the Nochebuena, because she is used in the eve of Christmas.
- Despite being undamageable, the following are considered Boingsetta's targets and will make her attack (this is because in the codes, the following item's are considered as grid items, which is why Boingsetta will attack):
- As of the 8.7.1 update, Boingsetta can knock back Jurassic Bully and Jurassic Rockpuncher, the zombies bounced by Boingsetta can be blown away by Draftodil's air cannon, and Boingsetta cannot be planted during Last Stand setup.
- Boingsetta can still be frozen unlike Cold Snapdragon and Missile Toe.